Henry Farrell is assistant professor in the department of political science and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. His work has appeared in International Organization, Comparative Political Studies, Annual Review of Political Science, and Governance.

With Daniel Drezner he recently coedited a special issue of Public Choice on “Blogs, Politics, and Power.” His book The Political Economy of Trust: Institutions, Interests, and Inter-Firm Cooperation in Italy and Germany is forthcoming in 2009.


Melissa Schwartzberg is associate professor of political science at Columbia University.

She is the author of Democracy and Legal Change (2007) and articles in American Political Science Review, Political Theory, Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, and Journal of the History of Ideas. Her current book project analyzes the origins and normative justifications of supermajority rules.